Conceived and directed by

Simon McBurney

Artistic and musical collaborator

Gerard McBurney

Sound

Christopher Shutt, Gareth Fry

Lighting

Paul Anderson

Projection and video design

Francis Laporte

Costume

Christina Cunningham

Research

Hannah Whitley

Performed by

Antonio Gil Martinez, John Flax, Tamzin Griffin, Sophie Grimmer, Richard Katz, Simon McBurney, Yasuyo Mochizuki, Robert Tannion, Tom Ward with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Esa Pekka Salonen

Co-commissioned by

the L.A. Philharmonic and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Strange Poetry was formed as a collaboration between Complicite and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.  It explores Berlioz’ Symphonie Fantastique in an expressionistic conjuration of the Romantic era and philosophical world of the composer, using light, video and physical performance.

Tour

2004

Los Angeles